IRISH WIT

From Behan and Wilde to Yer Man in the Pub

Written by
Sean McCann
,
Illustrated by
Tom Mathews
Irish Wit

Irish wit is an art form, centuries old yet up-to-the-minute wise, inculting, obscure, profound and idiotic. For years the Irish have mixed wit with wisdom, as they have porter and whiskey.

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160 pages
Size:
177x110 mm
ISBN:
9781847171276
Category Humour

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Irish wit is an art form, centuries old yet up-to-the-minute wise, insulting, obscure, profound and idiotic. For years the Irish have mixed wit with wisdom, as they have porter and whiskey, and to the same intoxicating effect!

In this book, Sean McCann has succeeded in distilling the essence of Irish wit - on love, religion, the 'hard stuff', the English, with a generous mix from Behan, Yeats, Swift, Moore, O'Casey, but above all from 'yer man', the leading authority on everything that grows, breeds, thinks or computes in the land.

Spiced with Tom Matthews cartoons

Sean McCann was a distinguished author and journalist. He wrote more than 25 books covering a wide range of subjects ranging from roses to Irish history and sport. His main hobby was rose growing, for which he was awarded many international prizes. He lived in Dublin and was the father of prize-winning author Colum McCann.

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